Attorney General Githu Muigai has said that the legality of the arrest warrant issued by the International Criminal Court's Pre-Trial Chamber II against journalist Walter Barasa, is to be determined by the Kenyan judiciary before it is acted upon.
"These procedures require the minister in charge of the interior upon receipt of the formal warrant of arrest to present the said warrant to the judiciary for enforcement," Muigai said adding that during the judicial consideration of the warrant's legality, the subject is entitled to make representations in the court.
Muigai added that the procedure for enforcing any warrant issued by the international criminal court against any individual in Kenya is subject to the very clear procedure set out under the International Crimes Act 2010.
The Pre-Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued a warrant of arrest for Barasa who is accused of tampering with the prosecution witnesses.
The warrant was issued by presiding Judge Cuno Tarfusser following an application by lead prosecutor for the ICC Fatou Bensouda who had alleged that there were people attempting to influence witnesses in the Kenyan cases against Deputy President William Ruto.